Here’s what I’ve hatched for this coming week – an Easter Eggstravaganza. Every day this week, I’ll share a new Easter egg craft idea. We’ll decorate Easter eggs with paper, yarn, clay, ribbon, Washi tape, and who knows what else. Whatever your favorite medium, I’ll have an Easter egg craft for you. Sound like fun? Then don’t miss a day this week so you don’t miss out on two dozen different Easter egg designs. (Read on to learn about our Most Eggsellent Prize Package, too.)
Let’s kick off our Easter Eggstravaganza with designer Rebekah Meier’s Vintage, Mixed Media Egg Collection. Each egg has a different finish, and the textures are yummy when displayed all together. Make all five, or decorate your eggs with your favorite medium – glitter, buttons, beads, lace and wool roving.
To make Rebekah’s Vintage, Mixed Media Egg Collection, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: five, 2” eggs; scrap piece
- Spackle, 1 small container
- Natural wool roving: 1 oz.
- Acrylic craft paint: cream
- Glitter: Diamond Dust and fine silver
- Beads: 6mm pearl beads
- Lace: cream, ¼” wide
- Buttons: cream assortment, ¼”
- Clear craft glue
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Tools needed: Scissors; needle felting needle; 1” foam paintbrush; wood skewers; glitter pan or box lid; fine sanding block; rag; rubber gloves
To make Rebekah’s Vintage, Mixed Media Egg Collection:
1. Insert bamboo skewer into egg. Using foam brush, apply one even coat of Mod Podge, making sure egg is completely covered.
2. While egg is still wet, apply Diamond Dust glitter. Shake off excess into a pan or dish. Repeat using silver glitter. Let dry completely.
Needle Felted Egg:
(Note: Needle felting is a quick and easy technique. You’ll use an extremely sharp, barbed needle, so use care when felting. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the holes you’ll make.)
1. Place small amount of wool roving on the egg, and “punch” into the foam egg with the felting needle. The barbed needle will lock the fibers into place, and no glue is needed. Continue felting till wool roving is secure. Repeat, working on small areas till egg is completely covered.
Button Egg, Beaded Egg & Lace Egg:
1. Insert wood skewer into the end of each egg. Using gloved hands, apply a thin, even layer of spackle on the eggs. Insert wood skewers into a scrap of foam while spackle dries.
2. Gently sand with a sanding block. Wipe clean.
3. Paint eggs cream. Let dry.
4. For the button egg, glue and pin buttons to egg.
5. For the beaded egg, glue beads onto egg.
6. For the lace egg, using Mod Podge, apply lace to egg, overlapping pieces, until completely covered.
I hope you’ll come back every day this week to see what’s new in our Easter Eggstravaganza, especially because you could win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package. Each day, I’ll ask a question and visitors who leave a comment will be entered to win our prize package. Each comment you leave is one more chance to win!
For additional entries, “Like” us on Facebook. Or if you’re already one of our Facebook fans, share your Easter craft photos on our Facebook page. Each new Facebook “Like” and each new Easter craft photo shared on our Facebook page will count as additional entries.
The giveaway ends on Sunday, April 1, at midnight, and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, April 3. Good luck!
The Most Eggsellent Prize Package includes:
- One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- A beautiful springtime centerpiece (pictured above)
- Craft apron
- Starbucks VIA coffee packets (this is Crafts ‘n Coffee, after all!)
Here’s what I want to know today: Which one of Rebekah’s vintage eggs is your favorite?
Thanks for stopping in today! Till tomorrow . . .
4/3/12 giveaway update:
- Geri Johnson is the winner of our Most Eggsellent Prize Package.
- Surprise giveaways: I had so much fun reading all of your comments last week, and I also want to welcome our many new Facebook fans, so I drew two more names: Karen Pelphrey Turner and Anne Haun. Karen & Anne each win a craft apron and a 3-pack of Via coffee.
Please contact me, Geri, Karen and Anne, so I can arrange to send out your packages. (If I don’t hear from you in the next 72 hours, I will have to pick a new name.)
NOTE: This giveaway is now closed.